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Dr. Randall Bly, an assistant professor of otolaryngology at the UW School of Medicine who practices at Seattle Children’s Hospital, uses the app to check his daughter’s ear.Dennis Wise/University of Washington

Researchers developed a smartphone app that can hear ear infection in children

An ear infection may occur when fluid builds up in the middle ear behind the eardrum and is infected. Any kind of fluid build-up...
New interactive technology to help children with special needs learn better

New interactive technology to help children with special needs learn better

With funding from Temasek Foundation, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) researchers have developed an interactive educational tool called the i-Tile, which makes learning...
Self-reported sleep duration as a useful health measure in children

Self-reported sleep duration as a useful health measure in children

Parent report and child report of total sleep time and other sleep parameters is commonly used in research and clinical practice. In general, parent report...
Children who eat lunch score 18 percent higher in reading tests

Children who eat lunch score 18 percent higher in reading tests

According to a new study by the ESMT Berlin, children who often attend a public free lunch program are more likely to have better learning results....
Many children are overdoing it on the Toothpaste, study

Many children are overdoing it on the Toothpaste, study

Brushing children’s teeth is recommended when the first tooth erupts, as early as 6 months, and the first dental visit should occur no later...
Screen time before bed puts children at risk of anxiety, obesity and poor sleep

Screen time before bed puts children at risk of anxiety, obesity and poor sleep

Sufficient sleep duration and quality are vital in childhood to maintain physical and mental development. Sleep is also crucial for cognitive processes and a...
Study personnel collect samples in a neighborhood in Managua in June 2017 from participants in the Nicaraguan Pediatric Dengue Cohort Study (PDCS), a long-standing pediatric dengue cohort established in 2004. Image credit: Sustainable Sciences Institute, Paolo Harris Paz.

Children with dengue infection could be protected from symptomatic Zika

Dengue has been endemic to the Americas, Zika wasn’t reported in the region until 2015. The viruses are very similar: they are transmitted by...
A third of people wished that they still believed in Santa

International ‘Santa Survey’ shows when children stop believing

A large, ongoing international study from the University of Exeter, dubbed the 'Santa survey' is investigating how, and at what age, children begin to...
Female Doctor Examining Patient Ear With Otoscope In Clinic

Study aims reduce the use of oral antibiotics for ear infections in children

A middle ear infection, also called otitis media, occurs when a virus or bacteria cause the area behind the eardrum to become inflamed. The...

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